XL Events continued a long term working relationship with the Brainiac phenomenon, supplying sound, video and lighting production to the ‘Brainiac Live’ show which made its West End debut at The Palace Theatre in London.
The UK Creative Producer is Dan Colman, and XL Events’ Director Rich Rowley has been associated with the show that professes to ‘laugh in the face of science’ for the last six years - acquiring something of a cult following in that time.
Rowley added: “Each time we take Brainiac to a new venue or on another tour, it takes on an innovative format bringing fresh ideas and fun to the equation. I continue to really enjoy working on it”.
One of the biggest challenges for staging the West End shows was that they were playing ‘underneath’ Derren Brown’s current residency at the Palace, meaning that all the equipment and set up had to be able to be rigged and de-rigged in an incredibly tight timeframe each day.
Immediately before going into the West End, the show played the Barclaycard Unwind Theatre at the British Summertime event in Hyde Park, and before then, since March, had been playing to 2,500 audiences at the ExCeL exhibition centre, so adaptability has continued to be a key for the popular show.
Dan Colman comments, “My relationship with Rich and XL as a technical solutions provider has really grown over the years, so now I think of them more as a ‘supply partner’ rather than a rental contractor. They always offer the best and most appropriate equipment for the job, and fit this to the budget”